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The Marlboro' Democrat.
"DO THOU LIBERTY GREAT. INSPIRE OUR SOULS AND MAKE OUR LIVES IN THY POSSESSION HAPPY OR OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS IN THY CAUSE
BENNETTSVILLE, S. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1904
A GREAT BATTLE
Being Fought Between the Japs and
Russian a at Liao-Yan g.
BOTH BILES HAVE LAB GE AR MIES
And the Btrujcigle Will bo to a
Finish and May Knd tho
War Between The
A dispatch cn Tuesday from the
Associated Press says heaviest baltle
of the war is raging today around
Llao-Yang. Following the rear guard
action which Kuropatkiu has fought
in his retirement from Auping and
AuBhansban, he has either < louted or
been forced ?ogive battleaud is meet
ing the attack of thee.mbhud armies
of Kurokl, Nodzu and Oku.
DlBpaichts from the battlefield show
that at dawn the .) ap??ese opened a
terrific artillery tire, directed mainly
against the Russian center and right.
After four hours of galling shrapnel
fire the cannonading slackened and at
9 o'clock the Japanese general ad
vance began. An Associated Press
dispatch sent from Llao-Yang at <>.4i)
that evening shows that the battle
was increasing in Intensity, the Japa
nese pressing forward until at one
point their advance developed into
a hand-fight, the Russians repelling
them with the bayonet.
'The associated Press dispatches and
they Russian olllcial reports indicate
tbjjiu the Russians occupy a semi-cir
cle of about nine miles in length, pro
tecting Llao-Yang, the center and
right of this line receiving the brunt
of the lighting up to last advices. Su
far reports do not indicate the trend
of the aclu ?i, but reports "to the Rus
sian war oftiee say the battle will ex
tend over several days.
The combined forces engaged are es
timated at between ?100,000 aud 400,
?00 of all arms.
A dispatch from Liao Yang says
from five o'clock Tuesday morning up
to nine o'clock there has been an
Incessant shower of shrapnel. The
sound of cannonading ls coming from
the south, wheie the Japanese evi
dently have numerous guns. Deadly
Bhell are burning everywhere, their
white smoak being distinctly traceable
against the dark foliage un the moun
The Japanese are searching the
whole country side with their tire, se
lecting certain squares of territory on
which for a few moments .ney mass
a hall of shot and shell from all their
guns. They then pass to another
square, Hms working the wi ole tield,
with mathematical precision, from
-0-. tu lafo? ?Vbsi *AsW,-r?uy?ihe tn\iro
Rdssfan'rrbnCTias been systematically
searched in the first four hours of the
Then commenced the general .1 ap??
ese advance along the whole line. At
this hour, ten o'clock, the Japanes
artillery fire has somewhat slackend,
but their infantry ls steadily pushing
forwadj The Russians have been
holding their giound gallantly ?ni
their losses are small considering the
terrible nature of the .Japanese tire.
GHOSTLY ll KA I'S OK DEAD.
Tuesday night the Japanese search
lights showed ghustly hen ps of dead,
like magic lantern pictures. The Jap
anese Boon were reinforced the attack
ed furiously, but again were repulsed.
The Novl Krai soberly asserts that the
Japanese troops were forced forward
by their own shrapnel tire, the guns
having been placed behind tia m lo
prevent a retreat.
The Zarodoutni presented to the
Japanese a high stone wadi of Chinese
constructed and the fact that one de
tachment succeeded in scaling it ls ac
Daylight found the belligerents in
that quarter engaged in an artillery
duel. General Gorbatowsky personally
directed the Russian tire, although he
had beeu six days and six nights with
out sleep. Ile suffered considerably
from the Japanese artille)y, and cien
eral Gorbatowsky ordered the men
into the damaged trenches. The next
glimpse the Russians had of the Jap
anese was at 10 o'clock. August 24th,
when the battery on the mules was
seen In Mo Tien. The Russians opened
lire on this battery and dispersed it.
At noon of the 21 two .lapani.se eoi
umns were observed, one bthind Su
gar Head hill and the other near the
railroad bridge, but they retired when
the Russian artillery made an attack
Tin-: HATTI.r. nous <iN.
The second day's battle commenced
at dawn on Wednesday. Thu Rus
sians made repeated bayonet advances
on the road-directly s uti) of Liao
Yang, where the Japanese approached
from Sanquaiship at Tao, shelling the
positions in the Russian lines until 4
In the afternoon, when the engage
ment which was general throughout
the south and soul hwest narrowed to
the main lines. Hie .lapants: ad
vance on the soul beast was by way of
the Feng Wang Cheng road.
Immediately in front of Chiaofan
tun thc Japanese stubbornly attempt
ed to occupy a round-topped hill,
which was literally shaved by Russian
shells, making repeated attempts the
entire day where apparently it was
Impossible for anything to live. The
cannonading continued from this point
to the vicinity of Waugpaotal until
Wednesday evening without apparent,
advantage to either side. The Japa
nese dropped shells within two er
three miles of the railn ad station and
in the plain ol' Wentshu mountain,
which ls the most important eminence
around Liao Vang, but the Japanese
abandoned aggression there on ac
count of the resistance they met.
lt ls plain that thc Japanese are
no longer enjoying the superiority in
artillery which Btood them in such
good stead in the earlier months of
the war. It was then hill lighting,
and the Japanese mountain batteries
In which arms the Russians were deli
eient told with deadly c tl ? cb. Now
the contest ls In a comparai Ive'y open
country where both tho Russians Held
guns and the Russian cavalry can
come into more effective use.
II HA V BY LOSSES.
A Russian correspondent says:
"The Japaneso all day yesterday
carried on tbe tight with an energy
approaching desperation, but the
Russians were buoyed up iu the be
lief that a point had been reached
where there would be uo mure retreat
ing and the Japanese attaoks were
met with shouts and hurrahs from the
trenches and the rille pits.
"Five times the Japanese hurled
themselves against tile line, but each
time they were repulsed at the point
or the bayonet.
''There were about 1,000 guns In
action on each side, but wo have more
guns em placed tb au have the Japa
"The losses cannot be computed,
but they have been jjreat everywhere,
especially among the artillerymen.
For instance, in the First, artillery
brig ide every officer was either killed
or wounded, and seme of the guns
were silenced absolutely, owing to the
death of all the gun crews
"The spirits ot the men are or the
highest at all points."
TIIK .JAl'S KEPULSKD.
Lieutenaut-General SakharolT on
the conclusion ot Wednesday's sixteen
hours l"o:h ting arctiud Llao-Yang, has
telegraphed the general stall' as fol
"From 5 o'clock in the morning
until ? o'clock Weduesday night the
Japanese Torces attacked our frontal
posit'ons before Llao Yaug and on
the left bank of the Taltse river. Roth
their artillery and rille tire were in
tense. Their main elT rts were di
rected against our center positions
and left dank, but tire numerous at
tacks were repulsed along the whole
line. Our troops made several coun
ter attacks culminating in bayonet
lighting. Many positior s which had
been occupied by the Japanese were
retaken at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
During the heavy artillery attack our
batteries did very effective work.
About 4 o'clock in the afternoon the
enemy was observed attempting to
turn our right Hank with considera
ble foroes, but several battalions of
reserves advanced and after a tierce
engagement checked the Japanese
and compelled them lo retire. The
battle continued after dark and only
ended at ii o'clock. The spir it of our
troops is excellent aud thc men are re
joiced over the news or the heroic be
havior or the garr?s jn at Port Arthur,
tbe repulsing or the Japanese attacks
upon it which has been communicated
to Hiern. Our casualties have been
considerable, reacbirg :i,0OO. The
Japanese losses must have been
MKS AND CANNON CAPTUltJCD.
Further dispatches trom Liuo Vau?
coutirm the report of the capture ol
40 Japanese guns, which were brought
up to Die railroad station where Gen.
Kuiopatkiu's train was standing.
A dispatch from Mukden Wednes
day afternoon says.it is repirtedfcherp
?hat drn-??'-n?a?a-JJ/?, bUi?d twe
TUB RUSSIANS KA LT j HACK.
Thursday's news from the seat o
war closed with the receipt or two dis
patches, giving information of a most
siguiticant character as bearing or
the domination of Manchuria at tin
close of the prese.it campaign.
The lirst came from The Associate!
Press correspondent atSt. Petersburg
tiled there at 10:15 p. m., Thuisday
and said that General Kuropatkln hal
withdrawn his whole army to tb
right hunk of thc'l'a tseiiwr, io as ti
meet General Kur. ki's Hanking move
merit. The inference that was drawl
from this dispatch was, that Llao
yang had been evacuated, that cit
lying on the left bank of the r iver.
Nothing tj confirm this was re
ceived until several hours hiter, whel
a dispatch from The Associated Pr. s
correspondent at St. Petera urg dat
id September 2, and timed 1.20 a. m.
Friday morning, said that "the new
of the ev; elation of L'aoyang an
the withdrawal of the itussian arm
to the right bank of t .eTaitse river,
nail caused intense excitement an
Lite Thursday night, the corre
pondent of the Associated Press ol
tained an opinion from the ?ar di
na?t.mr ni that the withdrawal to tl
right bank of the Tait se river beean
necessary so that the Russians woul
be able to repel the battle in that d
ri c ?ion and that General Kuropatkln
movement was the carrying out of
well de ti oed idea, rather than ar
treat. The same dispatch points oi
with a notable lack ot comment th;
tiri .lapants; took advantage
G?rerai Kuropati in's withdrawal
occupy the city ol Liaoyang.
The st corni disp.itch, which m?
have a siguiticant bearing on the si
tuition, is that tiled at Mukden at il
p. m., Thursday, stating that tl
train service between Mukden at
Liaoyai g was Interrupted. This rn;
I mean tl e cutting of railroad comm
nicaiiiti, wh cb would deprive G?
Kuropatkln of on opptrltinity to ;
treat, to his mere northern base
Mukden. As pointed (tit In the f
Peter.-burg dispatch, thc Mukden ct
rspondent does not mention whet!
the telegraphic communications u
TlllC HATTI.K ??MKS I N.
The lack of definite Inform?t!
from tb i seat of war continues up
this (Saturday) morning and nothl
run her regarding the situation
Liao Yang ls known beyond the f
that Kuropatkln hus withdrawn i
main portion of bis torces to I
north, i r right bank of the Tal
river and that, ace irding to the lat
advices, the action ls still in prog re
There is disinclination in St. Pctt
burg to believe that L'a-i Yang I
been abandoned, and at thc si
time it ls declared that the posit
Kuropatkln now occupies is the
he had prepared and fort!tied ;
where be has all along planned
make lils second stand Instead
directly lu and around I ino V;
with the river at bis hack, as
been believed. It is thought
Russian experts that III attack
Kuropatkin's present defenses
Japanese are facing an almost Impc
hie attack, especially willi their foi
divided by the river.
Advices reaching Tokio say t
the Tait.se is Hooded and cannot
lorded, and therefore as pointed
In thc Associated Press di .patt
from St. Petersburg, "the river it
becomes an important factor in
general scheme of Itussian defeui
Dispatches rrom both Russians
Japanese sources indicate that tho
troops on loth Bides are jaded and
weary after the many days lighting,
and it ls pointed out that in conse
quence a temporary lull in the active
struggle would not be surprising. A
dispatch received at Tokio says that
great tires are raging at Liao Yang,
"believed to result from the Japanese
shelling or from the efforts of Russians
to destroy their stores preparatory to
the evacuation of Liao Yang with the
additional hope of injuring the city
as a future Japanese base."
Opinion prevails in the .J apa?es >
capital that the Russlau casualties in
the recent lighting will teach 30,000
while the Russian losses of Aug. 21
and Sept. I are given in official reports
as 5,000 killed or wounded. The rc-'
port from Mar.-h.il Oyama that he
was engaged on Thursday with the
Russian centre would indicate that at
least a portion of Kuropatkin's army
was still on thc south bank of the
river. It is not yet detinltely stated
that the Japanese have occupied
THE CLEMSON SCHOLARSHIPS.
Xauica ul Those "Who Won Them in
thc Several Counties.
The State board of education met
Friday night to pass upon the recom
mendations of the county boards as to
the appointment of beneficiaries at
Clemsou college. All but one of the
members of the board were present.
The beneficiaries were appointed ac
cording to the suggestion of the coun
ty boards, there being no contests.
Following is the list of 124 young men
who will thus be helped by the State
to get an education in the agricultural
depart men t at Clemson:
Abbeville-J. T. McLane, Geo. S.
Spabr, G. C. McElvy.
Aiken-Geo. Weathersbee, W. A.
Gaunt, Edmond Weeks, Milton Tyler.
Anderson-W. B. Aull, Eugene
Brown, E. J. Burris, T. S. Banister,
Bamberg-Chas. W. Rice, M. L.
Barnwell-W. F. Odom, L. Rich
ardson, W. R. Woodward.
Beaufort-R. G. Richardson, S. 1.
Bond, C. A. Sanders.
Berkeley-M. M. Platt, J. G. St3
vens, J. P. Harry.
Charleston--T. L. Ogler, Jr., D'
L. BIssell, T. D. Eason, E. ?. Cle
ments, C. W. Neyle, J. L. Rason, C.
G. Wigfall, L. E. May.
Florence-J. E. Johnson, F. B.
Wise, J. A. Bethen.
Cherokee-W. W. Belue, James
Chester-R. B. Lowery, D. S.
Hollis, Harper Sanders.
Chest*ifield-Claude E. Meaban,
n-dus JNewman., _ . . ,
. ciarenaon-H. H. 1 luge,....?>. ... E.
Clark, D. J. Holladay.
Colleton--H. Ackerman, n. K.
Strickland, Geo. Warren.
IX reuest* r-E. J. Thornhill.
E!gelieli--W. O. < Scott, W. H.
Darlington T. E Stokes, H. P.
Stuckey, R. R. Wheeler.
Fairfield-J. L. Ware, Leouard
Ware, Wy le Yarborough.
Newberry- -S. F. G allman, W. J.
Slieely, C. L. Cannon.
Georgetown--R. L. Allstln, Harold
Greenville -J. D. Goldsmith, W. A.
Barton, W. H. Stevens, Frank Flem
ming, C. E. Baldwin.
Greenwood -W. H. Maynard, S. H.
Sherard, L. O. Watson.
Hampton-T. H. Hamilton, Jr.,
W. B. Dowling.
Htrry-A. J. Baker, F. L. Martin.
Kershaw-T. J. Ancrum, Joell
Lancaster-S. E. Balles, G. A. |
Laurens-II." II. Fuller, F. W.
Crisp, Ben Reaves.
Lee-W. N. Wells, C. A. MeLen
Lexington F. A. Lown, S. Wessirr
ger, C. R. Jones.
Marion J. C. Clark, W. A. Mace,
Li. E. Dew.
Marlboro- O car Roper, B. ll. Cov
Irgoon, Jr., W. A. Thomas.
(Xoo.ee-H. W. Moore, G. N. Dick
orangeburg W. H. Rumtr, F.J.
Gi lder, Marion Funches,Adam Cherry,
H. H. Brimson.
Bickens J. O. Fields, F. M. Garri
Richland- Marion Dykes, Carroll!
La Borde, .Ino. T. Weston, Crawford
Saluda Cromwell Whittle, Sam
Spartanburg J. II. McClain, W.
S. Wlngo, C. C. Johnson, Belton
Ezell, S. J. Ezell, lt. ll. Fike.
Sumter-G. M. Truluck, J. B.
Byan, C. I. Williamson.
Union-W. P. Lt. Ghee, ll. C. Wil
Williamsburg -Trios. Rpps, B. M.
Montgomery, W. J. Brock biston.
Yurk ville-W. J. Roach, T. G.
Hope; L. B. Brandon, R.A. Craw
I,m.! tho Bec.
A dispatch from New York says.
Lawrence D Orsay, on the stage nest |
kr own as the Earl of Pawtucket, le
turned Thursday from a visit to Eng
land orr the Minnehaha, of thc Atkin- j
tic Trail-port line, and with him \
came a siory of the loss of 3s5U0 on a i
political bet. D'Orsay Is an admirer
of President Roosevelt and found a I
p:is>enger of his own mind in George |
S. Adams, of Brooklyn. Both were
loud in their assertions that not only
Roosevelt would be elected, but that j
even the trend of sentiment on hoard ?
of the steamship svas favorable to him. |
Townsend Cushman, of this city,
te ok exception lo their arguments in
the smoking room and offered to
wager $500 that a canvass of the pas
sengers would result in Judge Barker's
favor. The bet was made. Twenty
one voters were discovered by a can
voss, and eleven of them declared that
Parker v. as their standard-barer
while the remaining ten stood fo
Niue People Killed.
An official from Richmond, Que.,
states that in a collision between pas
senger trains on Ute (?rand Trunk
railway near Richmond, t?u.,e nine
people were killed and two have since
died of their injuries. The number of
Injured ls not know.
WILL CEUSH JAPAN.
Opinion of an Impartial English, Cor
respondent in the Field.
WHY THE RUSSIANS RETREAT.
Tlier Have Immense AntiieB at Muk
den anti Harbin tu Which
Points They Are I.eatl
iiifC tho Japanese.
G. TI. Kingswell, a war correspond
ent of the London Express, who hos
just returned to London, l aving trav
eled overland froto tho seat of war
acioss 700 miles of the great Mongoli
an desert and Hie Trans-Siberian rali
way, ls quoted as follows in the col
umns of that newspaper:
"You may call me a pro-Russian If
you please, but remember that I am
thc only Englishman who, in perfect
impartial frame of mind, has lived
with both the combatants, and has
returned to Eugland unmuzzled and
free to tell the truth.
"It is thought in this country that
because Kuropatkin's advance army
in Manchuria bas received some heavy
blows in detail, Kuropatkln and bis
men will shortly be wiped off the face
of the earth by au immensely superior
"Now, the Ideas of Hie Russian
otllcers in command of Kuropatkln's
army are vastly di Here nt from this.
They know what you do not know
that, far from bel?g outnumbered,
they outnumber the Japanese. Hut
they have carefully and deliberately
concealed this fact. What is more,
with perhaps a few exceptions, no
actual Russians have taken part in
the lighting. The advance army
which is now at Liao Yang consists of ?
Finns, Roles and Siberians and Burl
ats. Alli these troops are of a vastly
Inferior quality to the actual Rus
sians, and they will simply cripple
ttie Japanese as much as they can be
fore tbe real campaign with Russian
"Over here the.talk of luring the \
Japanese has become au old tale to lie
laughed at. Rut I, who have seen the 1
amazing and colossal preparations '
that have secretly been made to get
the Japanese up north, cannot laugh 1
at it myself.
"1 have lt on the word of an Eug- 1
Usn mau who had to assist in their
transport that upward of H io,OOO Rus
sian troops crossed the Baikal lake be
tween February 8 and July 20. 1
"It is said here that the Russians
cannot send troops down to Manchuria
at a greater rate than 800 a day. But
1 have traveled up the Trans Siberian
line, aud sat by tbe side of the Baikal '
lake, and watched the Russian trans
port system working easily and well,
nrH .Irnnro fr Kl. j in Ki, i-o?- ?l-..
With my own ejes miring the time -',
was there I was able to account for an ,
average of -1,100 troops crossing the
Baikal lake daily.
"You wdnder what has become of
them. Well, at Harbin, for instance,
there is a mousier army, lt was im
possible, of course, to gauge the exact ,
numbers, but 1 should say there are at
hast 100,000 men there, and all these
men, be lt renierai ered, quite fresh
and unfat igued, are in excellent health
and excellent spirits. Wileri the Japa
nese reach them for they do not In
tend to take them south-the Japs
themselves will be war-worn and
weary with marching.
"on the way from Harbin to ?hiua
1 saw a submarine on a specially con
structed car en route to Vladivostok. ;
At Harbin 1 w;is allowed to go any
where 1 pleased and see everything I j
wished, with the result tiiat 1 was
astonished at the ?mini i ty of the
army gathered there, tho excellent
physique of the men and their splen
did moral. Later I went south aud 1
mot 200 Japanese prisoners going
north on their way to Tomsk. They
were traveling in the .".ame vans used
by the Russian troups, and were being
fed on the same rations. I also saw
the empress' hospital train, an in
finitely liner and better equipped one
than any I saw in South Africa.
"Above Mukden 1 fell in with a
party of Hoers who had offered their
services to the Russian government
as scouts. But they told me system
of scouting there was very diff?rent
from scouting In South Africa. If
thc Russians lost a mau they seut a
company: if the company were des
troyed they sent a regiment; if the
regiment were turned back they sent
forward a brigade; and if the brigade
could rrot manage the business they
ordered up a division. ' >n going back j
to Harbin 1 liad an extremely pleasant
and instructive time with many of
the Russian CUlcers there, 'they were
perfectly charming lo us, but did not
disguise the fact nor did thc soldiers
-that they batid Iv gland with a
bitter hatred. They frankly said that
after they had finished with the Japa
nese it would be our turn next.
"Speaking of the war they admit
ted that their artillery was very in
ferior to the Japanese; In fact, that
their Held guns were too heavy and
could only tire one shot to every live
of those of the Japs. Hut they are
rectifying this, and I myself saw 25
new batteries of ten guns each on the
way to the east. The guns were of a
modern pattern that looked to me
like K rupps.
"Another weak point seems to me
the much-wanted Cossacks. Armed
with a futile carbine and a heavy
sword they are.simply food for powder.
A handful of Boers would romp around
"They are physically line men, but
they are not civilized; they cannot j
even speak Russian. They are to my
mind quite unlit for modern warfare.
"Moreover, as they are paid so much
a day and get no rations, they are ter
ribl i looters, and have done great
harm by scaring away the Chinese
who could provide food.
"The Russian olllclals arc at last
noding tills out, and are now trying
ito cheek the evil. But wait.until the
regular Russian cavalry, whioh has
not yet appeared on the scene, gets
"Everywhere, too, gigantic prepara
tions are being made to feed the army
which is pouring so relentlessly and
steadily into Manchuria. Every
where huge depots of clothes and food
were lo course of construction, and
everywhere sidings were being built
with the utmost possible speed, lt
was by the Baikal lake that I person
ally cheeked the rate at which the
troops were pouring in, and marked
tin last section of the railway around
the lake lu the last stages or construc
tion. When this is finished, the 20,
000 soldiers who have been working
on it will be released and sent down
to the f t'ont.
"From what I have seen in Harbin
and furtber south I have returned con
vinced, that in aotual fact the war is
only just beginning.
' 'Make no mistake. The Russians
are simply hanging back. They are
slow, but they are sure. All along
the ti,OOO miles of line I saw camps
and troops-countless troops-drilled
and prepared for war.
"I have seen the Japanese troops,
and 1 have seen the Russian troops,
and 1 have seen the numbers of both,
and the work of both."
Tho Open Door.
The Washington Star, the olllclal
Imperial gazette, "points with pride"
to the fact that there are lu the em
ploy of the federal government no
less than 4,010 negroes, drawing an
nually salaries aggregating $2,858,734.
The Star would have the negro voters
clear as JO the maintenance of the
principio of the "open door." lt do s
uot, however, go on to point out that
even the best of these positions held
by negro?? are no more than depart
mental derkshlps and othsr minor
places. Tiie "open door" leads to
nothing better than these subordinate
j lbs, the cream of the federal patron
age being reserved for the white
friends of the administration. The
p;sts of the important ministers
abroad have never yet been yielded to
a member of the black race. We are
for equity In this matter and if Mr.
Roosevelt is elected we can conceive
of no more titting appointment in the
cabinet than that of the eminent
negro, Booker Washington. Let us
hove justice.-The State.
How many of our readers recalled
'asS Wednesday night, the fact that
eighteen years ago the earth trembled.
The great earthquake was on; tetror
seized the people; the citizens camp
ed in the streets; the buildings shook
like houses of cards, and down
Charleston way the destruction was
terri tic. Eighteen years have pussed
and it ls a safe guess that few, very
few, people recalled the anniversary.
Many harrowing catastrophes have
happened since the seismic disturb
ance, but probably none struck terror
to the hearts of brave men as did
that great convulsion of nature. The
people don't want any more shakes
like that of August 31, 1881), that's
Tire WC*D\K>-*. -I moer lal limited
- ty recked Friday night,
colliding with a freight train at
Slntaluta, N. W. T., due .to an open
switch which ls supposed to have been
left open by one of the crew of the
freight train. Five women passengers
in the tourist car were killed and four
uther passengers, the porter aud en
gineer were injured. The vice regal
party,-Lord and Lady Minto, were on
the train en route to the Pact lie coast
but escaped unhurt and resumed their
Burled at Ijast.
The State says the body of Maude
Allen was buriel Friday. In addition
to the amount furnished by the coun
ty, $? or $i? was raised by subscription
and Undertaker Van Metre made no
charges, so that a lot was purchased
for the Interment. Since the woman
was so brutally killed three weeks ago
the body has been left at Van Metre's
morgue in the hops that someone
would identify the woman. But the
secret of her name and lier life we:e
buried with lier, perhaps forever.
Killed by Train.
Walter J. Moore was struck and In
stantly killed by the northbound
Southern passenger train near Reek
Ilill about tl o'clock Thursday evening.
He lived about three miles bOUth of
town and was walking home along the
tracks. Ile was warned of the ap
proach of the train and remarked
that he would leave the track in time
but failed to do so. Ile was about 45
years of age and a widower, ile was
the only sou or Capt." W. L. Moore
and was highly esteemed.
In (ircat Demand.
The State say s the demands for Mr.
Bryan for campaign purposes In In
diana exceed the combined calls for
all the (>ther Democratic orators. He
is scheduled already for six speeches
there and the requests continue to
come in from every county. This
will probably serve to open the eyes
of those who have from time to time
pronounced Mr. Bryan a "dead one."
Mr. Bryan is today the most popular
campaign orator in the Democratic
Wouian'H Kye Sliot Out.
A dispatch from Spartanburg to
The State says Tom Cheek and Will
Brown, farmers of the Enoree section,
had a quarrel Wednesday afternoon
returning from Laurens in a wagon.
Later while Brown and his wife were
unloading the wagon In their yard
Cheek toed on them with a shotgun.
Biown escaped with a slight wound
hut several .shots hit Mrs. Brown, one
penetrating her right eye, making
necessary its extraction. Her condi
tion ls regarded as critical.
Precious Iioad Into lt i ver.
A dispatch from Mazatlan says four
pack mules loaded with $40,000 worth
of gold bullion from the Guadalupe
de los Heyes mines fell from the
mountain road into a swift river near
that place and were swept out to sea
with their precious burden. The
bullion was being taken to Mazatlan
for shipment to San Francisco, lt
has not been recovered.
Forest tires have destroyed the
hamlet of Little Bay, N. F., and 300
families are homeless. Two men
have been drowned. Tho steamer
Prosper has embarked the women and
children. The men aro lighting the
Hames in an effort to prevent the
destructive tires from covering a wider
area. The government ls providing
food, shelter and other assistance to
WHAT SENATOR TILLMAN SAYS
About the Effort to Make tho l?rico
Bill an Issue.
The Spartauburg Journal says Sena
tor B. lt. Tillman, "the luther of the
dispensary law," arrived in the city
Thureday morning from Washington,
en route to Clemson College to attend
a meeting of the board of trustees.
As soon as the train stopped the
senator alighted from tho train and
seeking the shade of a box car, he call
ed for a paper and newsboys were soon
cryiDg New York and Atlanta papers,
but the senator wanted a Columbia
paper and as these had not arrived he
began to talk with the reporters who
were at the depot.
Tho senator delivered some hotshot
Into the movement now on foot
thioughout the state to have the
Brice bill amended and restored to
its original shape so that Ioctl option
elections can be held in couutits de
"What do I think of the move
ment" repeated the senator as be was
discussing several topics at the same
time with the reportera. "I'll tell
you, what I think about it," and the
senators voice bespoke the hidden
feeling back of his statement. "I
think it is like an underhanded at
tempt at assassination -that's what
I think o? lt." "Why the Idea o?
making the dispensary pay for run
n'ng the thing and keeping down
blind tigers, when the dispensary It
self has been put out."
"I believe" said the senator-" no,
I will say it straight-no honest man
could support such a measure as far
as 1 can tigure it out."
"I know that I may be bitting a
hundred ieiiows In the legislature,
but I can't help lt "My opinion
what are you talking about, lt's not
a mere opinion. I am the father of
the dispensary law, I believe, and
have had a little acquaintance with
lt and Us origin. They would have
the diKppns?ry run cut cf a county
and then make the dispensary system
pay for keeping out their blind tigers
and seeing that the law ls upheld."
"No slr, it is not right." The sen
ator holds that if a county wants the
dispensary put out, lt should not look
to the dispensary system for protec
tion against the blind tigers, which
Senat-<r Tillman says would spring
up, and furthermore he does not re
gard it as an honest business propo
sition, as he Intimates above, in say
ing that no honest mau would sup
port such a movement as far as he
can see lt. The senator's train pulled
out while he wastalking and the re
porter had no time to ask the senator
what he would regard as a batlsfac
tory arrangement for counties which
might- vote down the dispensary in
eor?ing to law.
As he said gcodbye he called a news
boy abd gave him a nickel. "1 pro
mised to buy a paper from him awhile
ago" said the senator, "but I got the
paper from another boy, when that
train came in." "1 think these boys
ought to be encouraged" concluded
the senator. Senator Tillman left
Washington Thursday night and was
on his way to Clemson College where
he will attend a meeting of the board
Dropped Three Stories.
At. Chicago two people were killed
and six seriously injured by the fall
ing of an elevator in the store of
Sears, Boebuck & Co., Friday after
noon. The passenger elevator, ordi
narily used in the building, was out
of repair, and the freight elevator was
used during the day by the customers
and employes. While a load of pas
sengers was being carried up the cable
parted, allowing the elevator with its
load of t n people to fall three stories.
The conductor of thc elevator, Philip
Caldwell, was instantly killed, and
Mrs. Kate Ilayne, -lu years old, was
so bably hurt that she died Friday
evening in the hospital. Six others of
the people who were in the elevator
at the time of ?he accident were In
jured hut not fatally.
Suicide ny Rattler's Hito.
Alfred Thurston, a snake, frog and
glass eater out td a joh, apprared In
the barn.om of the New Hotel In
Niagara Pal's Thursday morning,
ile had a huge diamond back rattle
snake with him in a box. He took
out the snake and placed its head in
his mouth. The snake blt him in the
tongue a.id the man died seven hours
later in agony. Surgeons could do
nothing for bim, and it was suppjsed
at first by the ptdice that tile tellow
did the rash trick on a barroom let,
hut the men who were pres-i-nt declare
tho act was a deliberate suicide.
Thurston's home was in New York
A Peculiar CAM;.
A dispatch from Weimer, Texas,
says: While incarcenated in jail,
Oscar Lee Tucker, a seventeen-year
old negro, under arrest for attempted
rape, was mysteriously lynched. The
officials are unable to determine just
when or how the act was committed.
The cage had not been broken into,
but Tucker had a forty fcot rope
aiound his neck and his head was
drawn up to a hole In the cell about
eight Inches In width and not over
four feet from the floor, used to pass
food through to the prisoners. Ills
feet were tied close to his body with
cords. There, ls no clue to the per
A dispatch from Anderson to Tho
Ntv.s and C miler says Lizzie, the six
year-old daughter of Lewis Abercrom
hle, waa run over by her father's
wagon Wednesday morning and died
in a few minutes from internal In
juries. She was on her way to school
and when she climbed down from
the wagon at Sunset Forest, three
milos west of the city, the mules
jumped and she was thrown under the
wheels of the heavily loaded wagon.
Her home was in Centreville town
ship,, six miles west of Anderson on
tho Portman road.
Ju PUK Parker has courteously de
clined the Invitation extended to him
by Charleston to be present at the
ratification meeting in that city. He
declares that he will make no speeches
during the campaign.
THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS
Weekly Summary ol Conditions
Throughout the State.
The following is Section Direotor
Bauer's weekly crop hulletin:
The week ending 8 a. m., August
29tb, had a mean temperature of 77
degrees, which ls about 3 below nor
mal, due io moderately hot weather
the ti rsl four da j s and abnormally
cool weather during the last three.
The extremes were a minimum of
about 50 in the western counties on
tue 28th, and a maximum of 99 at
three placss on the 23rd and 24tb.
The sunshine was about normal, al
though a number of placss reported
too much cloudluess of cropr, they
having had general cloudiness the en
tire week. A wind storm r'oiug some
damage to trees and crops occurred in
O:onie county, and a hall storm that
did little damage in Marlboro county.
Local high winds did some damage In
a few other places, but were con ti ncr 1
to very small areas.
The precipitation averaged above
the nomal for the week, and was ex
cessive locally in the western, east
ern and southern counties. There
was least precipitaron In the central
( ountles. A number of places reported
the heaviest rainfall of the season on
tire 20 th. The weekly amounts
ranged about half an Inch to rearly
four inches. In many places there
has been too much rain for cotton,
while in a few, the wi ok's rainfall
was seeded aud was ber.ellcial ou all
Earm work made rapid progress
early iu the week, but general rains
during the latter part brought it to a
Eavorable reports on c rn continue
from all sections, especially on late
corn which is an exceptionally fine
crop and which is practically made.
Fodder pulling made rapid progress,
but considerable was damaged by the
There was no marked change In the
condition of cotton, although what
changer took place were generally
toward deterioration, owing to contin
ued shedding and to further spread of
rust, both apparently due to excessive
moisture. In a few localities boll
worms have done considerable dam
age. In places over the whole State,
and almost generally over the western
counties and on clay tnd red lands,
the plants continue to bloom and fruit
freely. Eirly in the week, under the
stimulus of the high temperature
then prevailing, early varieties of cot
ton opened rapidly in the eastern,
southern and central counties and con
siderable was picked in those ?ectiors,
while in the western counties there
are as yet few open bolls, and com
paratlvely few full grown ones. Pick- j
eastern half of the State. Sea Island
cotton maintained its very promising
Early rice is ripening fast, and cut
ting has begun; late rice is beading
nicely. The rice crop ls very promis
ing in the Georgetown district. There
has been too much rain for peas, but
sweet potatoes and gardens as well as
truck generally are doing well. Hav
ing is under way, but made slow pro
gress owing to the frequent rains.
The bay crop will be heavy with
favorable weather for saving lt.
Second. Colony Located lu South
Carolina During IiiiBt Week.
A dispatch from Columbia says
Wednesday afternoon the signatures
were uillxed to the papers for the
second colony Lo be established in this
state at once.
The colony will be located in the
county of Aiken, six milos from the
city of Aiken and about seven or
eight miles from the towns of Tren
ton, Johnston and Graniteville. The
property ls located on the Une of the
Southern and th3 Trenton-Alken
branch of the Southern mus through
This colony will be about twice the
size In acreage of the colony to be lo
cated IQ Lexingtou, and of course is a
much larger proposition. The laud
ls In tine quadty, lt being a rolling
country, aud the drainage and the
health features are perfect, lt ls
particularly adapted to the growing
of truck and fruit which the Scandi
navians, who will be used in this case
also,.will devote themselves to. Only
a small proportion of this land ls now
Under the terms of the agreement
signed the settlement of the property
must begin within two months, and
one-fifth ol' the total acreage must be
.settled within one year of the date of
the signing of the contract.
Commissioner Watson says that,
considering the available local mar
kets referred to above, the nearness
of the city of Augusta and the two
principal tourist hotels In the state,
as well as the advantage of location,
alfording facilities for reaching the
Eastern truck markets In, has every
reason to believe that this colony, un
less some unforseen trouble arise, ls
destined to be one of the most model
colonies of the Southern states.
Died Altor Hoing Klcctcd.
A dispatch from Anderson says N.
I<\ Banister died at 5 o'clock Thurs
day morning," one day after his re
election as county coroner. The
governor will be asked to appout a
coroner to serve out his term, which
expires January 1 and to order an
election to choose his successor.
Banister defeated W. Y. Miller by a
handsome majority, although u.iab'.e
from illness to make a personal can
vass. Mrs. Banister and eight chil
dren survive. The deceased was for
ty-eight years old and died from con
sumption. County executive com
mltte has ordered primary Septem
ber 13, same day as second county
primary, to elect now coroner.
AdmitH Ills Cullt.
Rev. L. P. Martin, an evangelist^
arrested at Roanoke, Va. last Sunday,
is badly wanted by the government
for raising money orders. Martin
Thursday evening admitted his guilt,
lie will ba held here until ? federal
judge lu Pennsylvania issues an order.
for his removal to that State. /?
The. Biggest Vote Ever Cast in the
STATE OFFICERS RE-ELECTED.
Railroad Commissioner GarrU De
feated and Earle and Mobley
Will Run Over for the
All the State orllcers from Governor
Heyward down were re-elected Tues
day without opposition.
The railroad commisslonership was
the one State cfllce contested. For
this Mr. John G. M ob Icy ot Fairfield
leads, Mr. John H. Earle ot Green
ville ls second and the incumbent,
Mr. (J. W. Gairls of Bamberg, ls third
in a field of six.
lu the conceited races for congress
in the Third and Fifth district?
Messrs. Wyatt Aiken of Abbeville and
D. E. Finley of York easily defeated
their opponents, Mes rs. J. H. Mo
Calla of Abbeville and T. Y. Williams
lu the Sixth district Mr. Ragsdale
leads. Mr. Ellerbe follows, but as
Mr. Norton has 2,333 and Mr. Dargan
1,828 it is anybody's race until|the last
ballot in the second primary is count
In the Second district the race will
be between Messrs. May Held nod Pat
terson. Tlie former has 4,359, and
the latter 4,34?. This is too close to
be comfortable for either. Two thous
and and seventeen votes are reported
for Mr. Williams.
In the race for soUeltorshlps in the
Second and ?e venn i circuits Messrs.
Davis and Sease, the incumbents, win
in a canter over their opponents.
In the Fifth circuit tue second race
will be between Messrs. Tlmmerman
and Rembert, Mr. Tlmmerman, how
ever, baving distanced all of bis com
There appears to have been supreme
indifference in tabulating and collect
ing the vote for railroad commissioner
in many of the counties and heroic
efforts failed to secure the desired re
ports. The returns are incomp'ete,
but the totals available, with the in
difference in the cjunties in working
ou the vote, stands:
John G. Mobley.14,148
John H. Earle .11,481
O. W. Garr?s.10,907
W. Boyd Evans. 8,937
Harry J. Glgnllliat. 7,(169
James Cansler. 0,714
These figures indicate* a lead for
Major Earle, with his chances favor
able, for the second primary with Mr.
Mobley, although In at least 30,000 -
linrono-tail vntna In *H1o. thft RP<?
ouu piaee-may yo wv m.r. ufarria,-ar-~*
though Marj or Firle has a lead.
EARLE AND MODLET.
The News and Courier presents the
official returns from practically every
county in the State. These returns
have been veri fled by the county offi
cials, but their absolute accuracy can
not be insisted upon on account of
accidents in transmission and copying,
but the returns presented are remark
It bas been a toss up as to who
would be in tbe second primary with
Mr. Mobley for railroad commissioner,
but the tinal ligures, if correotly re
ceived, indicate tbat Major Firle has
been settled for that honor. The
vote as tabulated gives Major Earle
21,271 and Mr. Garr?s 20,400, or a
difference of less than a thousand, in
favor of Mr. Earle,
Thursday morning lt was indicated
that the votes of Greenville and Spar
tanburg would decide the close contest,
and they did. When Greenville re
ported 4,008 votes for Major Earle
and then Spartanburg gave him 2,291
and Laurens 1,125and Anderson 1,248,
Mr. G arris needed so: ne counties tbat
voted in the thousands, and in his
column of thousands there are only
two-Colleton and Orangeburg.
lu the Otb Congressional district
the relative standing of Mr. Ragsdale
and Mr. Ellerbe is very close. They
have, no doubt, already started In
their campaign preliminary to a sec
ond primary. There are just about
one Hundred votes different between
the two leaders in this Congressional
race, as the cillclal record, which is
published elsewhere, will show.
Perhaps the livest contest in the
State was iu the 2d Congressional
district, and in tbat race Mr. Mayfield
and Mr. Patterson have run neck and
neck, and they will have to make a
rac J in the second primary. Mr.
Williams, wbo, it was thought, would
get into the second primary, failed to
reach that point, and the second race
will ba to see who can get the 2,853
votes that have gone to Mr. Williams
and at the same time hold their origi
In the 5th district, asexpeoted, Mr.
Finley won au easy victory.
The candidates renominated with
out opposition bave such abundant
reason for rej Dicing that they are not
worried about, the votes and no special
effort was made to get them, but a
table is presented showing the vote of
Governor Heyward and his exeoutlve
family, all of whom are renominated
The vote shows the largest total
that has ever been cast In the primary
In the State-the aggregate running
considerably over 100,000 votes. The
high-water mark In previous primaries
has been 00,000.
Deserta tho Republicans.
Henry R. Wolcott, who waa the
Republican candidate for Governor of
Colorado in 189S and who is a brother
of former Senator Edward O. Wolcott,
has declared for Parker and Davis.
The New York American says In an
nouncing tills at the Hotel Wolcott
he said : "1 regard Parker as safe and
sane. I believe Roosevelt to be eccen
tric and a menace to the business In
terests of the country. While 1 shall
support Parker for President, I shall
do all I can to re-elect Peabody, the
Reput?' jan candidate for Governor of
Cole do." Mr. Wolcott ls a multi
millionaire mine owner. He ls treas
urer of the Colorado Mining and
Smelting Company and a director In
jfjjflftflffl' '-^Ltfe and other great